(The writers at Slate dissented as to the elegance of the ruling - Judge Upholds Puerto Rico’s Gay Marriage Ban in a Comically Inane Opinion)
A federal judge has upheld Puerto Rico’s traditional marriage law, bucking the recent trend of federal courts to strike down state laws enshrining traditional marriage. District judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez, a Carter appointee, delivered a ruling that relied on a conservative reading of the Constitution and legal precedent, and created the potential for a split among the U.S. circuits that could prod the Supreme Court to take up the question in future.
That makes 2 District Court Judges to rule this way. This one will go to the Appellate Court for the 1st District. One more chance for a split.